The former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is in the news again following a drama that took place during his mother-in-law’s burial.
Obasanjo was said to have shut the door against guests who wanted to be a part of the burial service which took place at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Diocese of Remo, Isara Remo in Ogun state.
This was done to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols regarding safe physical distance and minimum number of persons permissible in an enclosed space.
The burial service which was for his mother-in-law, Mrs Florence Mopelola Adenekan saw the ex-president performing the duty of a bouncer, ensuring that only the FG approved limit were allowed into the church.
The former President ordered many of the mourners who wanted to be part of the funeral service to go back and personally shut the Church doors against them as the service presided over by the Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos and Bishop of Remo Diocese, Most Rev Dr Matthew Olusina Fape, commenced at about 10.30 am, the nation reports.
Some of the elder statesman’s close aides and associates were not spared – they too were also locked outside despite having their face masks on.
The late Mrs Adenekan was the mother of Chief (Mrs) Bola Obasanjo. She died on April 17, 2020; two days before her 90th birthday.
Mrs Obasanjo was absent at the ceremony, as she was said to have travelled to the United Kingdom (UK) and could not make it.